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Support sought as Napier joins the law clinics

14 September 15

Students set up free legal advice service

Students from Edinburgh Napier University are to launch a law clinic, offering free legal advice on employment, housing and consumer issues.

The organisers further intend the clinic to provide small claims representation where the client does not qualify, or only partially qualifies, for legal aid. The venture is being supported by the university and by MacRoberts LLP, Anderson Strathern LLP and Ennova Law LLP, whose solicitors will volunteer time to supervise the clinic’s activities.

The clinic also aims to provide an opportunity for law students at Edinburgh Napier to gain relevant legal experience, complementing their LLB programmes. All of the student advisers will participate in a training programme, part of which will be delivered by experts in clinical legal education.

Martin Kotsev, a joint managing director of the project with Gergana Chausheva, said: “We are grateful to Edinburgh Napier University for funding, housing and supporting our project.”

The clinic is expected to begin work by the end of October.

Anyone interested in the project, or who can offer support, should contact ednapier.lawclinic@gmail.com

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